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  • 7 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Canadian provider of integrated navigation and tactical solutions OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) announced it has signed a contract to provide its navigation system for an unidentified Asian Navy’s new build submarine program. The company did not provide any financial details of the contract or the identity of the customer. The contract will see OSI Maritime deliver its Tactical Dived […]

  • 20 February 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    European aeronautical major Airbus has re-organized its subsidiary SIGNALIS into the Maritime Surveillance Centre of Competences within the Airbus Defence and Space division. SIGNALIS was previously integrated into the Airbus CIS (Communications, Intelligence and Security) business and has been part of the new maritime surveillance division since January 3, 2018. The company decided to integrate the […]

  • 8 February 2016

    The Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Commander’s Conference took place in Bahrain on February 2 2016. The bi-annual conference brings together senior military representatives from CMF members, to update them on CMF’s achievements, assess operational effectiveness and discuss, in an open forum, ways of improving and developing CMF capabilities. In his opening remarks, the Commander of […]

  • 12 June 2012
    Industry news

    Skye Maritime, a new firm offering security and anti-piracy solutions for clients operating in war risk regions at sea, is beginning operations this month. The company, launched by two U.S. Armed Forces veterans, provides a specialized training and ethics based approach to security, employing teams of highly skilled professionals with backgrounds in the U.S. armed […]

  • 16 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest quarterly report on Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships recorded a total of 66 incidents worldwide in the first three months of 2013. This is down markedly from the 102 incidents reported for the corresponding period in 2012. In the first three months of […]

  • 22 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    RNAS Culdrose Sea Kings from the Royal Navy’s Airborne Surveillance Force are gaining their sea legs again after operating for the past two years over the deserts of Afghanistan.   857 Naval Air Squadron, who fly Sea King Mk 7 Airborne Surveillance and Control helicopters, are affectionately known as “Baggers” because of the radar being […]

  • 14 May 2018

    As part of the mission to ensure maritime security in the Gulf of Aden, the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) have conducted a large-scale Focused Operation in conjunction with the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR). The operation, known as Three Arrows, started on May 1, 2018, with warships from Japan, Spain and Italy working together along […]

  • 21 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Canadian government will help OSI Maritime Systems speed up the development of its electronic chart precise integrated navigation system for warships (ECPINS) through an investment of $1.8 million (approx. US$1.4). Navdeep Bains, Canadian Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, made the announcement today during a visit to OSI […]

  • 24 February 2020

    For the fourth time since 2013, Japan has taken command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 at a short ceremony at Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) headquarters in Bahrain, relieving the Kuwait Navy of their duties. Since taking command from the Republic of Korea Navy in October last year, Captain Khaled Alkandari and his team have […]

  • 13 August 2018

    Brazil has joined Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), becoming the 33rd member of the multinational naval partnership.  Brazil has had a number of liaison officers work over the years within the organization to develop skills and understanding of how CMF works. Commander Joao Prudencio Enes of the Brazilian Navy becomes the first officer to act as […]

  • 11 April 2016

    The German Navy has been flying their Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) with EUNAVFOR’s Op Atalanta for the past seven years, and last week the MPRA Detachment reached an impressive 5,000 flying hours off the coast of Somalia. The German aircrews fly missions several times a week, usually along the Somali coastline and they take […]

  • 1 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s Adelaide-class guided missile frigate HMAS Darwin has completed its first patrol in the Middle East region, arriving into the Port of Muscat, Oman. The 23-day patrol within the Combined Maritime Forces will be the ship’s longest single stretch at sea during this deployment. Darwin’s ship’s company conducted several boardings, with the highlight […]

  • 10 May 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    The UK and Norway have advanced their plans for international Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) cooperation in the North Atlantic. The nations’ defence ministers flew in an American P-8A Poseidon from RAF Lossiemouth on May 3. Defence Minister Guto Bebb hosted Secretary Tone Skogen, State Secretary in Norway’s Ministry of Defence, on her visit aboard a […]

  • 7 September 2018

    The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has inspected 23 foreign-flagged fishing vessels on the high seas as part of joint maritime patrols it conducted recently with three other countries. Offshore patrol vessel HMNZS Otago and a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion aircraft supported the maritime surveillance operation with the three other member-countries of […]

  • 9 January 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has picked a Jensen Maritime Consultants workboat design to be used for the construction of workboats for the US Navy. Jensen Maritime Consultants did not identify the boat builder that will be in charge of delivering the vessels to the navy adding only that the boats are to be […]

  • 9 January 2015
    Training & Education

    With the temperatures dipping into the 20s and wind chills making it feel even colder, Sailors onboard several Navy vessels pulled lines, set sail and moved one step closer to deployment, Jan. 8. Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 4 kicked off the Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG). COMPTUEX, […]

  • 13 January 2015
    Training & Education

    The guided-missile destroyers USS Mustin (DDG 89) and USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) are participating in a bilateral training exercise from Jan. 13-15 with their counterparts in the Republic of Korea Navy. The bilateral training began with a port visit Jan. 11 in Donghae for USS Mustin where crew members from both navies conducted […]

  • 8 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Last week, Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) participated in the air defense and electronic warfare exercise DYNAMIC GUARD. After several weeks of planning, ships from Germany, Spain and Turkey set sail to conduct a demanding program in the Gulf of Cadiz at the Spanish Atlantic Coast. Accompanied by the Spanish ships ESPS CANARIAS, ESPS […]

  • 30 November 2016

    The UK and Scottish governments have agreed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) under which Scottish authorities will have a greater say on the strategic priorities of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) in Scotland. The change was a recommendation of the Smith Commission, which looked at the devolution of more powers to Holyrood ministers, and was […]

  • 6 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    NATO’s Maritime Forces were the focus of the maritime Distinguished Visitors’ Day of Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 which took place November 5. Nineteen NATO nations are contributing navy and marine forces to Trident Juncture 2015, the Alliance’s biggest and most ambitious exercise in more than a decade. More than 70 ships and submarines, maritime patrol […]

  • 16 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Maritime professionals from Africa, Europe, and the U.S. began a 3-day conference aimed to enhance collaborative efforts to achieve maritime security in Africa, Sept. 15.   The Africa Partnership Station (APS) Annual Planning Conference aims to align individual African nation maritime security goals, APS training opportunities, and comprehensive regional standards. The conference is scheduled to […]

  • 21 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Combined Task Force 152 (CTF152), the Arabian Gulf security and cooperation branch of the Combined Maritime Forces, recently conducted Search and Rescue (SAR), Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), and First Aid training in the Gulf. The training consisted of both in port and at sea training. It was designed to enhance interoperability between Gulf […]

  • 4 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    A small team of U.S. Coast Guardsmen joined forces with Marine Corps 1st Lt. Brian Elender, from SPMAGTF Crisis Response-Africa, to work alongside service members of the Nigerian Navy for a training engagement that will began in December. Illicit and uncontrolled activities, including trafficking, piracy, and illegal and unregulated fishing are a few of the […]

  • 6 December 2013
    Training & Education

    The Netherlands-Belgian Operational School has opened its doors at the naval port in Den Helder. This binational centre of expertise conducts 170 different maritime training courses every year, with 2,500 to 3,000 attendees from the Netherlands and abroad. The school offers many state-of-the-art facilities, including a large multifunctional room, where students can work out tactical […]

  • 30 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Military and civilian situational awareness practitioners have met in Hamburg, Germany to learn and share experiences with the aim of enhancing security at sea within the European MARSUR project. The Maritime Surveillance project (MARSUR) was launched in September 2006 by the European Defence Agency (EDA) following a tasking by the EU-Defence Ministers. The aim of the undertaking […]

  • 6 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Crowley Maritime Corp.’s government services group has been awarded a new technical management contract for five U.S. government-owned, Military Sealift Command (MSC) Roll-On/Roll-Off and container ships (ROCON). Under the approximately $130 million contract, Crowley will provide full turnkey operation and management of the fleet, including crewing and scheduled/unscheduled repair and drydocking services initially for one […]

  • 3 April 2015
    Training & Education

    Following a very successful Unit Readiness work up, HMAS Melbourne was back in action recently supporting the warfare assessment week – a critical point in the career continuum for both maritime warfare officers and combat system sailors. The warfare students spent considerable time honing their maritime war-fighting skills in a simulated environment at the HMAS […]

  • 20 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ghanaian navy sailors joined a German navy maritime interdiction operations (MIO) team and a U.S. Navy medical trainer for three days of maritime security training at Naval Base Tema, Ghana, ending March 18, 2015. The training took place prior to the official start of Exercise Obangame Express 2015, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), which […]

  • 17 November 2011
    Training & Education

    The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) conducted a bilateral maritime exercise, Singaroo, from 14 to 17 November 2011. Hosted by Singapore, this year’s exercise was the 15th in the series held since 1995. The exercise comprised a shore phase with operations planning held at the Changi Naval Base, as […]